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MEDIA RESOURCES

Radio, TV, Film, Photograph and Newspaper


Online Archive and Research Databases
Multimedia Living History sounds and film clips
Record Offices, Libraries and Archive Centres


SOUND RESOURCES

Search Altavista audio search engine

Radio News - a web site dedicated to events that shaped our lives; that became a part of us simply by our listening. Radio was there reporting on these events.


Sound Archives and audio clips

Download the RealAudio Player

AIRCRAFT RECORDS: Sounds of Aviation

BBC Sound Archives
The BBC's archives are among the world's largest which means that you may find everything you're looking for on this site. Within our site, you'll find easy access to the vast archives of the world's most respected television broadcaster. Our Broadcast Archives, News Archives, and StockVisions collections contain more than two million subject listings -- captured on over 500 million feet of film, 400,000 hours of video, and more than 500,000 sound recordings.


Access to BBC sound recordings is via the National Sound Archive.The NSA is part of the British Library and will arrange appointments for anyone in possession of a British Library pass.


 

BBC Online News


 



TELEVISION

BBC Education and oral history

BBC Archives and Footage
The BBC's archives are among the world's largest which means that you may find everything you're looking for on this site. Within our site, you'll find easy access to the vast archives of the world's most respected television broadcaster. Our Broadcast Archives, News Archives, and StockVisions collections contain more than two million subject listings -- captured on over 500 million feet of film, 400,000 hours of video, and more than 500,000 sound recordings.
 


Access to BBC sound recordings is via the National Sound Archive.The NSA is part of the British Library and will arrange appointments for anyone in possession of a British Library pass.


 

BBC Online News


 

British Movietione News- A single search will interrogate the databases of British Movietone News, TV-am News and the Henderson Collection, together covering the years 1896-1991. All material has been preserved onto digital tape and can be accessed instantly.


British Pathe- Pathe News
This database contains nearly half a million records describing details from over 10,000 Newsreels & Cinemagazines produced by British Pathe between 1896 & 1970.

 

National Film and Television Archive - Bfi Collections (which includes the National Film and Television Archive) is the largest collection of films and television titles in Europe.


Newsreel Project (BUFVC) database: database of British Newsreel production between 1910 and 1979. It contains 160,000 records from 21 newsreels and cinemagazines, and is designed to make information on the newsreels available for academic research.

search the databases


Public Motion Picture Research Centers and Film Archives
http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/arch.html

Vintage Film Home page
Includes numereous films with Fleet Air Arm connection


WPA FILM LIBRARY
This database gives you access to over 400,000 records

search the database



History channel Speech archive - Hear the Words that Changed the World 
http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive.html


 NEWSREEL RESOURCES, 
FILMS & MOVIES DVD & VIDEO

Search the Internet Movie Database

Search Altavista videos

Naval Aviation movie list: See the Military Aviation Movie List.

AVInfo- http://www.avinfo.com/stock.htm 
Links to miscellaneous stock footage houses, libraries, and archives 

Footage.net - http://www.footage.net 
The one source for the best footage available: the only place ad, film tv and new media pros can instantly search the footage trade's best, stock, archival and news footage databases all at once. Instant connections and the most up-to-date information available anywhere: More than 1.6 million shots indexed on-line, 120+ Web sites, over a dozen footage databases, and keyword searchable information covering hundreds of footage sources world wide.

Stockfootage and News Footage:  A Short List of Web Resources

Archive Films - http://www.archivefilms.com/film/index.html 
The Archive Films library contains more than 24,000 catalogued hours of historical stock footage and film clips of every type, in both black and white and in color, including footage from newsreels, Hollywood features, silent films, classic documentaries, vintage industrial and educational films, TV programs, music performances, and even home movies. 
 

This database gives you access to over 400,000 records from the archives of the WPA Film Library - a lot of footage

BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILMS 1940-1947 
Includes numereous films with Fleet Air Arm connection including

  • FIND, FIX AND STRIKE (Ealing).  Production: AHchael Balcon, Cavalcanti. Direction.. Compton Bennett. (I942.) 


[About training in Crail and Arbroath. The Instructor is actually Lt Cdr RS Baker-Falkne who went on to attack the German Battleship Tirpitz.] 

Newsreel Project (BUFVC) database: database of British Newsreel production between 1910 and 1979. It contains 160,000 records from 21 newsreels and cinemagazines, and is designed to make information on the newsreels available for academic research.
http:/www.bufvc.ac.uk/newsreels/

British Movietone News
A single search will interrogate the databases of British Movietone News,
TV-am News and the Henderson Collection, together covering the years
1896-1991. All material has been preserved onto digital tape and can be
accessed instantly.

British Pathe- Pathe News
This database contains nearly half a million records describing details from over 10,000 Newsreels & Cinemagazines produced by British Pathe between 1896 & 1970.


Mandy's International Film and Television Production Directory.

Bill Hillman's List of WORLD WAR II MOVIES 

Casts, dates, times, plots, production notes and purchase information for most of the titles may be found by inserting the specific title into the search box at: Internet Movie Database 

The Armed Forces Photograph Museum and Registry of Canada including Installation Instructions and Software Download 

The Armed Forces Photograph Museum and Registry of Australia

The American War Library : Established By Vets For Vets Since 1988 The World's Largest On-line Military, Veteran, and Military Family Registry Over 24 Million Listings: Index About the Registry and Library The G.I. Photograph Museum of Honor About the Personnel Registry Registering a Military person or family member Discussion/Info-Sharing Forums Verification of Military/War Service Medal of Honor Citations Discharge/Medal Certificate Replacement Reuniting Families Project Killed In Action Wing Contact Comrade Program MIA/POW Resource Guide The Friendly Fire Project Surveys and Polls Veteran and Military Web Sites Military and Veterans Who Write Operation Over Here: Bringing Americans Home Bonus March II Operation Close Encounter: Missing Americans Library Mailing Address Questions?Boats/ships

, Photo museum

The Canadian Military and Veteran Master Resource Guide

LIVESIGHTS." This link takes you to a live video camera which has been installed, in conjunction with The Imperial War Museum, on the jetty leading to HMS Belfast on the River Thames near Tower Bridge. . 


PHOTOGRAPHS AND Historic images


British Aviation Photograph Collection The A.J. Jackson Collection consists of a library, document collection and photographic archive, containing almost 30,000 negatives and several tens of thousands of prints. Including A-Z of BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT NEGATIVE INDEX PAGE

NavSource Photo Archives Over 4,000 photos of US Navy surface combatants (offsite link) including aircraft carriers


NEWSPAPER, BOOK AND MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

Aviation art prints includes search engine which found Fleet air arm, HMS Glorious and Fairey etc

Amazon.co.uk - books for sale online


Search for Military history

British Library - includes 100 items on Fleet Air Arm alone


European Community


The Independent Newspaper

The Guardian Newspaper

The Navy News

Daily Telegraph archives search

The Times Newspaper

The Times search


Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Illustrations

BATTLESHIP AND AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAVAL ART PRINTS (cranston military art prints) 

Hantsweb Hampshire County Council's web site. Many great sections and links to nearly all aspects of life in the county- from Arts to Public Services. 

Naval Art Prints by Cranston Fine Arts Cranston fine arts website, Naval-art.com has five art prints of HMS hood plus over 80 naval art prints of the Royal navy, plus another 150 prints of other Naval Ships 


GENERAL RESOURCES
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Yeovilton (UK) Europe's premier naval aviation museum.
 
 

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM the multi-branch national museum of the history of war and wartime life from 1914

ROYAL NAVY MUSEUM (UK)

The Royal Marines Museum (UK) is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all aspects of Royal Marines history for the education and enjoyment of the general public.


Shearwater Aviation Museum of Maritime Military Aviation (Canada) Home of the Canadian Swordfish

Naval Aviation Museum of Australia/Museum of Flight ANAM (Australia

 


American National Museum of Naval Aviation

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
 
 

PLYMOUTH NAVAL BASE MUSEUM

HMS BELFAST
 

The Royal Air Force Museum, Britain's National Museum of Aviation, celebrates the story of aviation from before the Wright Brothers to the RAF of the 21st Century with one of the world's finest collections of legendary aircraft and associated exhibits. The Museum stands on 15 acres of the historic former Hendon Aerodrome at RAF Hendon, one of the oldest aviation centres in the country. 

 

(USS YORKTOWN) Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

INTREPID Sea-Air-Space Museum

USS LEXINGTON Aircraft Carrier Museum USS FORRESTAL
 
 

USS FORRESTAL Carrier Museum

CANADIAN NAVAL AIR NET

SAN DIEGO AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM

NAVAL MUSEUM OF ALBERTA CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA An excellent site showcasing the Naval Museum of Alberta located in Calgary. Good stories and photos, many featuring aspects of naval aviation. The Museum commemorates the prairie men and women who served in the Royal Canadian Navy since its formation in 1910. It is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray, VC, DSC, MiD, RCNVR; the Royal Canadian Navy's only recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War II.

Naval Museum of Manitoba

UNITED STATES NAVAL AND SHIP BUILDING MUSEUMWelcome to the United States Naval & Shipbuilding Museum. Located in historic Quincy, Massachusetts, USNSM is home to USS Salem (CA 139), the world's only preserved heavy cruiser. We are located in the former Quincy Fore River shipyard, once one of the nation's largest shipbuilding enterprises.

US Naval History Information Center The finest online naval history information, includes the World Aircraft Carrier Lists And Photo Gallery and the The Canadian Navy Technical information and hundreds of photos of the Canadian Navy from 1910 to the present day, and NavSource Photo Archives Over 4,000 photos of US Navy surface combatants (offsite link) .

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization founded and operated by volunteers. The Museum is dedicated to preservation of the history of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and honoring those airmen who trained and served, and especially those who died while serving their country in the conflict of 1939 - 1945. This is the only Museum in Canada dedicated solely to this goal and we think it is fitting that it is located in Manitoba where so much of the training was carried out.
 

Canadian war museumThe Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an affiliated museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The CWM has its own collections, its own programmes and its own staff.

 

http://www.fleetairarmoa.org/History/Ships.html

Alex's Royal Navy Page Aircraft Carriers of the Royal Navy. Service and class technical details of all RN Aircraft Carriers. Part 1 - 1920-1939 Furious, Hermes, Eagle, Courageous & Ark Royal classes.  Part 2 - 1940-1949 Illustrious, Implacable, Colossus & Majestic classes.  Part 3 - 1950-2000 Audacious, Centaur, Invincible & Ocean classes
http://www.btinternet.com/~a.c.walton/navy/navy.html


HG&UW World Aircraft Carrier Lists And Photo Gallery from 1913 to 2000
The World Aircraft Carriers Lists are a comprehensive, detailed listing of all the world's aircraft carriers and seaplane tenders, from the start of naval aviation into the 21st century. Every carrier and seaplane tender ever built or planned is listed, with complete technical data, historical sketches and photographs for virtually every ship. There are nearly 1000 high-quality photos linked to the espective ship histories. This is perhaps one of the most comprehensive websites for information about the ships used by the Fleet Air Arm and the Commonwealth. Includes a Master list of RN Carriers and an extensive list of links to other web resources.
http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/ 



Created: 3-04-2001, Last Modified 3-06-2005


 

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